News: What Summer Slide Actually Means—and 5 Ways to Fight it

Unless you’re a teacher, the concept of the ‘summer slide’ may be foreign to you. It’s the phenomena that sees student learning and retention regress over the summer months when they’re not in school. It’s a real thing, and new studies suggest the slippage may be the equivalent to as much as a month of school-year learning. It would be easy to chalk this up as a low...  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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Commentary: We Need to Design the Learning Ecosystem of the Future

How do you train someone for a job that doesn’t exist yet? Whether educators know it or not, this is their job. The world is changing and pace that’s increasing exponentially, and our students will need the tools and the know how to retool on the fly. Michelle Weise writing for EdSurge shares her thoughts on the challenges ahead.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: How to Create a School Culture Where Teachers Lead Innovation

With Minot Public Schools contract negotiations at an impasse in Minot, it’s obvious that we’re going to have some disgruntled teachers. And it’s those circumstances that make ideas that motivate and empower our classroom directors — outside of pay — even more important. This is a good one, and it’s already been proven in practice.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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News: More Colleges Are Offering Microcredentials—And Developing Them The Way Businesses Make New Products

In the recent past, Governor Burgum formed a task force to look at revamping the way education is delivered in North Dakota. And if trends from some of the country’s most prestigious universities are an indicator, he’s on the right path. This article is a harbinger of changing times and the manner in which some colleges are adapting.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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Commentary: Enlisting Educators in the War Against Prescription Drug Abuse

The opioid epidemic is not unique to Minot; it’s a nationwide problem. And the solutions aren’t simple either. But in the opinion of Tammy Wincup of Everfi, one tool we should be using is an education curriculum that empowers and educates students about the dangers of prescription drugs. It’s worth a read, Everfi may even be a resource that we should be pursuing in Minot.  summary by: Josh Wolsky

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